Down again this week!  I was a little disappointed to “only” see a pound and a half loss, but I’ll take it.  To be honest, I thought I would be up this week because I met my goal of working out four times last week and it takes much longer for the number to move on the scale when I’m working out regularly. This past weekend was an amazing way to kick off my favorite month of the year.  The weather was fantastic, Erin and I shaved a full 6 minutes off our time from last week, and I said goodbye to plus sizes forever.

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I bought my first size 16 since high school!   I went shopping with Ashley and replaced almost my entire spring wardrobe, including two dresses!  I can’t believe how much fun I had shopping for clothes; it’s usually a pretty miserable experience.   I certainly didn’t think I would already be down another size.  It seems like yesterday I was jumping for joy over squeezing into a size 18.  The capris I bought are a little snug, but they’ll be perfect in another 10 pounds.  The dresses fit like a glove though and I can’t wait to have an excuse to wear them.  I’m sure I can find several excuses in Seattle next week.  PhotoGrid_1399311900036I met Erin at the river walk in New Albany again on Saturday and we finished our 5K 6 minutes faster than last week.  I love having someone to train with, it really helps the miles fly by.   I felt like we could have kept going, but we’re sticking with 3.1 for now and that’s probably for the best.  The six mile walk put me out of commission for a few days and I don’t need a repeat of that anytime soon (certainly not right before a vacation that is heavy with physical activity!)PhotoGrid_1399312037868I also managed to finish Week 4 – Day 2 of Couch to 5K.  I decided to go to the walking loop at Seneca Park on Friday and I’m so glad I did.  It was a really nice day for a run and the park is really nice.  Did I mention that there’s also an amazing butcher shop as you leave the park?  I might have stopped and picked up a juicy New York Strip to have for my “long run” dinner Saturday night.   Tonight is the last day of Week 4, so wish me luck.  Next week should be interesting…is it normal to be this frightened of an app?

The next three weeks are going to be a blur, I can just feel it.  My Mom is coming up this weekend for Mother’s Day and for Sarah’s bachelorette party (pedicures and sushi – nothing too risqué).  I have another 5K scheduled with Erin on Sunday, and a plethora of homework to finish before vacation.  Then we leave next Friday for a week in Seattle!  I am soooooo excited.

I don’t think I mentioned this, but Cliff’s last day at Connolly is also next week.  He recently accepted the position as the Database Administrator for the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.  I am ridiculously proud of him and I can’t wait for him to start this dream job.   I can’t believe he managed to land a job that blends his two loves – the arts (he’s an extremely talented musician) and IT (he’s also an extremely talented programmer).  I think this opportunity is going to be a wonderful experience for him.  He starts the day after Memorial Day, so he will be nice and refreshed from our vacation and can hit the ground running.

So, there it is…my month in a nutshell.  I think I have finally figured out a way to post most days, even if not every day.  So, everyone will get to come along on this ride with me.  Tomorrow, I plan on posting about my new obsession…planning my first (and second!) half marathon.  Tune in folks!

“Then give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” 

~Madeline Bridges

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